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w See. D, Pri., April JS, 19S1 Page 11 Goldsboro (N.O.,) JTews-Argns Marine Generals Extend Best Wishes General Munn Welcomes^ Base To Air ‘Team’ Major General John Calvin Munn, commander of the 2nd Marine Air craft Wing at Cherry Point, today welcomed the S3rd Fighter Day Wing and the 482nd Fighter-Inter ceptor Squadron to the air power team guarding the skies of the eastern United States. His letter of best wishes upon the rededication of Seymour John son Air Force Base was sent to Col. Robert C. Richardson, com mander of the 83rd Fighter Day Wing here. "The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, based at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N. C., represents the major por tion of the Marine Corps' Ea.st Coast Air Arm, We most heartily welcome your command to the har monious Air Force - Marine Cors- Nat'y air power team that guards the skies of eastern United States. "Please extend the congratula tions of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing to Lieutenant Colonel James M. Thomas and the 482nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron. "I wish to extend opr very best wishes for a most gratifying future role in air pmver for you and your command at Seymour Johnson,” General Munn said. The general saw action in the Korean War fighting and in three' major campaigns in World War H. He Is holder of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit with combat "V” and a gold star In lieu of a second, and the letter of commendation ribbon. - Team (Continued from page 3) their three children, Bobby, Gini and Beverly. CAPTAIN ROBERT McINTOSH Spare Pilot Newest addition to the THUN- DERBIRDS is Capt. Robert H. Mc Intosh. of Hollywood, Calif., spare pilot and engineering officer for the team. ^ , Bom September 1, 1927, in Brownwood, Texas, he was grad- uated from Hollywood High School In 1945 and shortly thereafter en listed in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served with the Marines until June, 1947, much of the time aboard the battleship USS Massachusetts. While in the Marines he received a fleet appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Mary- Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, Capt. McIntosh enter ed USAF pUot training, graduating from Williams AFB, Arizona, in July, 1952. He received combat trevt training at Nellis AFB, Ne vada, before going to Korea; where he flew 100 missions with the 4th Fighter Group, downing one lHIO-15 and / damaging three others. For his achievements, Capt. Metotosh was awarded the Disting uished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Ousters and the Korean Campaign Ribbon with three battle stars. In August, 1953, he returned to ifelHs AFB and became an Instruc tor in the Combat Crew Training program, later being assigned as an instructor in the USAF Fighter Weapons School. He was picked to Join the THUNDERBIRDS in Feb ruary, 1957. As Spare Pilot, Capt. McIntosh must be ready to replace other team members In the event of ill ness, and as engineering officer he is responsible for the mainte nance of the team’s six F-lOO Su per Sabres as. well as its support aircraft. Capt. McIntosh and his wife, the former Diane Copp of Baltimore, Maryland, live In Las Vegas, Ne vada, with their two children, Bob by and Heather. CAPTAIN WnXIAM SCOTT, JR. Narrator. ’ Narrator and Public Information Officer with the THUNDERBIRDS Is Capt. William H. Scott, Jr., of St. Petersburg, Fla. Capt. Scott was bom in St. Petersburg on Oc tober 13, 1926, the son of Mr and Mrs. W. H. Scott. Following graduation from St, Leo Preparatory School, St. Leo. Fla., in-1945, he entered the U.S. Army. As a paratrooper, he in structed at the Airborne School. Ft. Benning, Ga,, and later served with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg. N. C. DLscharged in 1947, he worked for the St. Pcters- bur.g Times as a sport.s v\Titer prior • to entering the Univer.sity of Flori da in .Tune, J948. He completed two and one half years .of college work before entering the Air Force as an Aviation Cadet in September, 1949. In 06tober. 1950, he graduated from the jet fighter school at Wil liams AFB, Arizona. He flew 81 missions in Korea with the 58th Fighter Bomber Group, and for hi.s combat tour was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Modal with two Oak.Leaf Cluster.^ and the Korean Campaign Ribbon with three b.allie stars. In January, lO.To, lie was assigned to the 506th Strategic Fighter Wing at Dow AFB, Bangor, Me., and in 1955 became an instructor at the USAF Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB. Nevada. In late 1955, lie transferred to the Training Re search and Development Section as project pilot, and acted as edi tor of the “Fighter Weapons Ne\^•s- letter” until he was chosen to join the THUNDERBIRDS in Novem ber. 1956. Capt. Scott lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife, the former Kay McCabe of St. Petersburg, and their three daughters, Kathy, TrisbA and Cindy, GENERAL MUNN A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, he served more than five years at sea as a squadron pyot on the aircraft carriers Sara toga, Lexington, Langley and Ran ger. He also served expeditionary du ty in Nicaragua. General Munn was born In Pres cott, Ark., and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1927. He joined the 2nd Marine Brigade in Nicara gua in 1928. The Disenchanted SAN MANUEL. Ariz. (AP) ■ The weekly San Manuel Miner re cently printed on Its front page— In boldface type and “with great nlpasure’’ — this letter from Tex as: “I want to subscribe to the Min er. I used to live In your fair city, and loved it. I miss San Manuel and Arizona very much. Texans don’t have much to brag about.’’ The paper did not print the sub scriber's name ‘for fear woT-d of this may find Its way to Texas and reprisals may be visited on this fine San Manuel booster.” Cherry Point Commander Writes SJAFB Congratulations and best wishes to the men of the 83rd Fighter Day Wing and the 482nd Fighter-Inter ceptor Squadron at Seymour John son Air Force Base came today from Brigadier General E. A. Montgomery, United States Marine Corps. General Montgomery is com manding general of the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point. “Please accept my heartiest con gratulations on the rededication of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base on April 26. We at the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point wish'you and your airmen of the 83rd Fighter Day Wing every suc cess. “Please extend our congratula tions to Lieutenant Colonel James M. Thomas and the 482nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron. “I am confident that the com mands at Seymour Johnson will realize a vital role in the ever growing air strength of the East Coast and the United States,” Gen eral Montgomery said in a letter to Col. Robert C. Richardson, com mander Se>'mour Johnson. General Montgomery, former GENERAL MONTGOMERY chief of staff of the 1st Marine Air craft Wing In Korea, also Is a vet eran of World War n action In the Northeim Solomons, the Luzon op eration, Okinawa campaign, and consolidation of the Philippine Is lands, A'^aduate of the U. I. Naval Academy in 1930, he has been an aviator since 1933. Among Tili decorations is a bronze star for bravery and a letter of commenda tion ribl^n with combat “V’s”. He is a native of Augusta, Ga. Mother’s Helper MCALESTER, OKLA. (AP) — Three- year • old Chris Long, clad only in her nightie and bare footed, dashed through a rain storm Into a shop and asked for aid. “I’ve locked my mother In a clos et and can’t get her out,” she cried. Mrs. Herbert Aston, a clerk, rushed to the house. Sure enough, Mrs. Shirley Long was trapped in the closet. The Lauderer's Tale CINaNNATT (AP) — Dave Rob erts has roved to the other side of the world as travel editor for the Cincinnati Enquirer, and his work did not go unrecognized. A series of articles he wrote on a trip through Russia brought him the top Mark Twain award for mid west \vriters at a trade associa tion convention. Roberts’ prize: a trip for two to Hawaii. welcome AIR FORCE SHOP HERE FOR ALL YOUR CLOTHES YOU WEAR during OFF-DUTY HOURS CURLEE SUITS • TIMELY SUITS • CROSBY SQUARE SHOES BATES SHOES • MANHATTEN SHIRTS • HYDE PARK SUITS TOM R. 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